Balaji Srinivasan

Balaji Srinivasan is the CEO of (now


Balaji Srinivasan founded in 2013, and has served as its CEO ever since., now rebranded as, is a social network which enables users to earn bitcoin online by answering messages.

In 2016, released a bitcoin computer and later an embeddable mining chip that can be integrated into any internet-connected device, supporting a continuous stream of digital currency for use in a wide variety of applications.

Prior to taking the CEO role at, Srinivasan was a General Partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where he now sits on the board. Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of health technology firm Counsyl.

Srinivasan holds a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. He also teaches at Stanford, including an online MOOC.

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